Twenty-seven youth nationwide were selected by the Youth and Sports Department (JBS) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) to participate in the Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Programme (SSYEAP) virtual conference on Sunday. The conference is held in collaboration with the Japanese government themed, ‘What Youth Can Do in the New Era of Cooperation towards the 50th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation’.
The virtual conference will continue for six weeks every Sunday until December 11. A closing ceremony will be held on December 18.
At the conference, participants will discuss social issues faced by the global community and how youth can contribute to achieving global youth development goals around nine areas – education, disaster and risk education, entrepreneurship, health and welfare, information and media, Japan and ASEAN economy, poverty and inequality, environmental protection and youth power and diplomacy.
The conference aims to promote continuous friendship and understanding as well as youth exchange between Japan and ASEAN member countries.
It also serves as a platform for the youth to share their knowledge and create an opportunity to establish cooperation by applying leadership skills.
Brunei Darussalam’s Muhammad Wa’ie Al-Shafiq bin Mohammad Shafiee and Ilman Haziq bin Haji Abdullah will share their learning experience at the conference.